Enigmatic Elgar and Romantic Rachmaninov

Olivia DAVIES Stratus (world premiere)
Sergei RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No.2
Edward ELGAR Enigma Variations

Asher Fisch conductor
Konstantin Shamray piano

One of the greatest of all English orchestral works, Elgar’s captivating Enigma Variations is a touching and nostalgic musical portrait of friends and family. The exhilarating pianist Konstantin Shamray joins WASO and Asher Fisch to take on arguably the greatest of all piano concertos, Rachmaninov’s stormy and romantic Second. We open the concert with the shimmering atmospherics of Olivia Davies’ new work Stratus.

Olivia Davies’ Stratus commissioned by Prue Ashurst.
Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts.
“Shamray is a pianist of great intelligence matched by tremendous power. He is more than a match for the full orchestra...”
The Advertiser (Adelaide)

Wesfarmers Arts Pre-Concert Talk

Join us from 6:45pm - 7:10pm at the Terrace Level Corner Stage for an illuminating pre-concert talk with Tim White. All concert-goers are welcome to attend the free concert talks.

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This concert is presented in accordance with the Western Australian Government’s easing of COVID-19 capacity restrictions. As a result, you may be seated with ticket holders from other households. Please continue to practise good hygiene habits and observe physical distancing where possible.
We will do everything in our power to present the program listed but, as we all know, we may have to vary the repertoire or artists should Government guidelines or travel restrictions change. If that happens, we will let you know. For more information, read our 2021 Program Changes page

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